LAHORE - Abdul Hameed Butt, the maternal uncle of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who passed away after a prolonged illness, was laid to rest at a local graveyard on Tuesday.

The funeral of the deceased was attended by a large number of people amid tight security. Besides Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif the eminent among them also included Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar, Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications Chairman Dr Majid Nizami, MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, provincial ministers Ch Sher Ali, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, Rana Sana Ullah, MPAs Mian Mohsin Latif, Asghar Munda, Khwaja Salman Rafiq, and other members of the Punjab Assembly, former Lahore Nazim Mian Amir Mahmood, Chief Secretary, IGP, CCPO, Labour leader Khursheed Ahmad, and others.

The deceased had been admitted to Ittafaq Hospital over the past many days and breathed his last on Tuesday.

The Rasm-e-Qul of late Abdul Hameed Butt will be held on Thursday at 5:00pm at Jatti Umra Raiwind.